The village would have been founded by Saint Wulmar in 698, which would have évangélisé the area at the 8th century, placing in the hollow of a Chêne. The church of the village is dedicated to Holy-Dorothée. One finds the first mention historical of the village in 1263, under the name Eeke.
Eecke means Flemish oak in . It is twinned to four other Eecke, four others oaks , in Suisse, Belgium, and Germany. Every four years, in one of these communes, takes place the Fête of the four oaks. The first European festival took place in 1965 with (Germany).
2005: provisional population of INSEE.
Places and monuments
- the klokhuis
FolkloreThe giant Jules Boomzaeger, was created at the time of the European chain of the Oaks on August 8th, 1971, celebrates which saw the twinning of the four oaks. It represents Jules the man a pit sawyer. It is a high giant of 4m70 sitted on a Oak, which offers the characteristic to be articulated.
Personalities related to the commune
Louis Leconte (1801-1889) Master potter, member of the Committee of Flemish of France. It Publishes: Inuhldiging DER waterbron - Gedicht COp Lodewijk Clarisse - Ik eer of moedertaal - Ode AEN Van Rechem. He was prize winner many rooms of rhetoric: Watou in 1861, EECKE and Ypres in 1862, Abeele in 1864, Poperinghe in 1866, Brugge in 1875. HE WAS THE POET APPOINTS ROOM " Verblijders in het kruis" WITH EECKE.
- Giant of North
- List of the giants of the North of France
- Common of North
- Eecke on the site of the national geographical Institute
- Eecke on the site of INSEE
- Eecke on the site of Quid
- Localization of Eecke on a chart of France and communes bordering
- Plane on Eecke on Mapquest
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